On February 3rd, 2022 the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office received confirmation through the  Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office that the human remains that were found at the  residential structure fire south of Nicollet at 50059 461st Ave have been positively identified as John Charles Soost, Jr. age 77. Soost was the owner of the residence that was destroyed by fire.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation and foul play is not suspected.